Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 1/26 -- Clay Matthews, LB, 6-3, 245, Southern California...As tickled as Ted Thompson was to have Raji slide to the Packers early in Round 1, the general manager eagerly wanted Matthews to fill another missing piece in the new defensive scheme. Hence, Thompson mortgaged the rest of Green Bay's first half of the draft -- a second-round pick (No. 41) and two third-round choices (Nos. 73 and 83) -- to go up to get the all-around playmaker that is Matthews. More than having strong NFL bloodlines, Matthews is a ready-made starter at right outside linebacker with his combination of tenacious run defense, unbridled pass rush off the edge and improving coverage skills. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/24/16 - LB Clay Matthews was ruled out of Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions. Matthews aggravated an ankle injury in the 17-14 loss at the Minnesota Vikings last Sunday night. He also is dealing with a hamstring injury.
09/22/16 - OLB Clay Matthews missed a second straight day of practice on Thursday. Coach Mike McCarthy said Matthews is progressing as he deals with ankle and hamstring injuries that flared up in the loss at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. More on Matthews' status for Green Bay's home opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday (1 p.m. ET) won't be known until Friday.
09/21/16 - OLB Clay Matthews didn't practice Wednesday. Matthews aggravated an ankle injury in the 17-14 loss at the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night. He also is dealing with a hamstring injury. Matthews underwent further treatment Wednesday as the veteran standout tries to get ready for the Packers' home opener against the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
09/19/16 - OLB Clay Matthews was being evaluated by the medical staff Monday. Matthews removed himself from the final series of the game Sunday night, when the Vikings ran out the clock to secure their three-point victory, for an unknown reason. McCarthy said Monday there's no initial concern about Matthews' status this week. He also briefly left the early portion of Sunday's game to get his ankle re-taped.
08/31/16 - LBs Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers of the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison were cleared by the NFL over an Al-Jazeera America documentary that linked them to performance-enhancing drugs. The league announced Wednesday that it "found no credible evidence" the three players were provided with or used substances prohibited under the NFL-NFLPA Policy on Performance-Enhancing Substances following an investigation into the allegations. The three players participated in interviews last week at their team facilities. The meetings stemmed from the Al-Jazeera report that named Harrison, Matthews and Peppers and former Packers linebacker Mike Neal as players who received performance-enhancing drugs from an anti-aging clinic in Indianapolis. The allegations against the players were made by former clinic employee Charles Sly, who later recanted his story.